Tuesday, June 27, 2017


I used 'Map My Run' to find out how far each of the Urban Challenge walks are.
Last night's was 5.24 kms.  Today's is only 3.38 kms, which is a good thing after doing last night's one.

And even better, I found out I can send the Route map to my phone! How cool is that?  I am loving modern technology/apps!  I'm no doubt deplorably behind the times on that score, but at least I caught up.  *smiles*

Today's walk is at 9.45 am, so just enough time to warm up, take a pill and be ready on time without feeling like utter shit.

I took every one's advice and got some of these last night while at the Doctors:

ABOVE: Pain killer/anti inflammatory.   I can only take them for a short period of time as they will cause my blood sugars to go 'haywire' apparently.
But the chemist said I should be OK in the short term.

Excellent, hope they work.

After my morning walk, I'm going to check out where to get Keera's school uniform.  We will go there after Kindy tomorrow and get it, so she can wear it for her first full day visit on Friday.
Exciting!  I need to get her school shoes too.  Sheesh it sure adds up.

She will get a new 'school bag' for her actual birthday.  Pink no doubt.  *smiles*




Nice way to start the day.

Oh man have I been busy today!

First  up, kids off to school etc.
Then some housework, before heading off for my walk.

It was an awesome walk!  Loved the group.
After our walk we went to a local coffee shop for a hot drink and a free muffin.
SCORE on the muffin.

Then I went into town and bought Keera's uniform.  Left it in the shop for naming... using some sort of hot press system?  Whatever, it was either than or I brought it home and had to do it myself, and I totally didn't feel like doing that.
Lazy tart.

Then I went to The Warehouse and bought more walking socks... ones that went up past the top of me sneakers.... I'm NOT getting blisters... end of story.

I also got a head lamp thingee for walking at night.  OMG it's so DARK out on the streets in the middle of winter.

Several ladies have them and they look awesome.  So now I have one too.

After that I came home and worked on mapping the walks for the group... yeah, got a job.  *smiles*

Section J (which I'm doing on Sunday) was 7.77 kms long!   I mentioned it to the organiser and she said "WHOOPS!  That's too long"... and she has amended it, so now it's 5.74 kms long.  Much better distance for everyone.

NOW?  Relaxing.  Totally should be hanging the washing outside, but I can't be arsed right now.  It can wait.

Oh dear, the washing is still waiting!  I kinda faded late afternoon, then had to get dinner done.
We had lamb spare ribs baked in the oven with a rosemary and mint marinade.
Rather yum.

Quiet evening ahead... I'm feeling rather tired.  Funny that, so much walking going on!

My step count has certainly gone UP!  


  1. Didn't know you could get voltaren in pill form, we use the gel all the time. It's great for night leg cramps and any sore muscle. I googled the pills and they say they are available in Canada, just never seen them.
    You are doing really well with the walking. The weight will be just falling off you!!
    can't wait to see Keera in her school uniform.

  2. OH my goodness miss keera off to school such a big milestone. I can just imagine the big beaming smile when she has her uniform on. X

  3. Wow school time bet she loves it and the uniform . Well done on the walking do you wear hi vis? At night

    1. Some do.. I don't. I just wear shorts and a t-shirt and now I've got a head band light too.

  4. You have inspired me to get off my butt and walk again. 7 km yesterday and again today up and around One Tree Hill ... It feels good! Your walking group sounds great.

  5. Anonymous9:16 PM

    Awesome work Chris - just remember to eat well before taking the pills - I find they cause me an upset rear end :) if not enough food when taking them.

    You are doing amazing - OMG re Keera nearly at school - eek!!!!

    Pinky aka Lisa

  6. Anonymous10:09 PM

    Voltaren pills should be treated with extreme caution. I know someone who ended up in hospital with massive internal damage from overtaking them. If you need a good anti inflammatory I highly recommend Rose Hip Vital. Brilliant stuff, check them on the website. Congrats on the walking, it's so hard to get up and going after a long layoff.

    1. So far, I've taken TWO... so I don't think I will have a problem. I will only take one if my hips are really, really painful.

    2. Keep up the great work with all this walking!!!

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